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lucifer
Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:47 PM
I am sure harvard must have started sending out decisions by now going by the posts of last year..nybody received offers yet. im really anxious as i have not got any communication yet from the university..
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Russian guy
Joined: 28 Oct 2011
Posts: 5
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 06, 2012 01:01 PM
I think they do not send "application complete" emails, do they? In this case there is nothing detrimental in that you have not heard from them so far.
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zemeckis07

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 100
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 06, 2012 01:14 PM
Right. I think they'll only send the results by late March (at least according to the website). We're in early February.

I'd suggest playing Scrabble for a few weeks.
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NI
Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 03:43 AM
I haven't received an 'application complete' email either, and have been quite anxious about this... I keep checking back on the application page 'track status' link, but there's been no change on it since November. I guess I'll just have to develop some patience..
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lucifer
Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 07:59 AM
my 'track status' has been updated though with acknowledgment of receipt of my transcripts, recos etc..i guess it must have been done for others as well..

@NI i dont think anybody wud receive an application complete email as the email they sent upon submission of application expressly mentions that no such mail wud be sent out..
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NI
Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 08:05 AM
@lucifer: Thanks! I just went back and checked the 'application submitted' email after reading your post. You're right, they did expressly say they wouldn't send an 'application complete' email. I either didn't read the email carefully enough, or forgot about that line.. :s Well, that's one less thing to worry about.. :)
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4thquarter
Joined: 02 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 09:37 AM
Has anyone of you already asked HLS for an early decision?
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zemeckis07

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 100
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:55 AM
They will not send the "application complete" e-mail. Theoretically, the next e-mail we should receive is the e-mail with the results themselves - or notice of the results themselves.

No, there's no notice of "early decisions" by Harvard and I haven't asked for any as of yet. The other Law School I applied for (NYU) has not released their results for my program yet. So I don't really have any reason for requesting any early decisions on Harvard's part.

I still think Scrabble is a good idea for the weeks to come.
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alito690
Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 28
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:44 PM
Hey! I was just wondering if you could let me know how the "early decision" works. I have been admitted to other schools and I am not sure if sending an email to expedite my decision at Harvard should be advisable. Is this a normal procedure? Thanks for the info!
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zemeckis07

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 100
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Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:55 PM
@alito690 I cannot tell from experience, since I've never applied for Harvard before. But if you do have deadlines for accepting some or all of the offers you've received thus far, I think it's absolutely normal to let Harvard know that waiting for a decision until late March could result in your losing the opportunity to pursue an LLM degree this year, if the decision is negative. I don't really see Harvard examiners as people that would be upset with your impatience with the admissions' process (specially because it's backed by offers already in place).

So write a concise e-mail, possibly reiterating your admiration for HLS and telling them about the other offers, their deadlines and your need for planning ahead. Don't forget to attach to the e-mail all of the offers you've already received (or the offer you choose to mention in the e-mail).
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alito690
Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 28
Harvard 2012 decision
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:59 PM
@zemeckis07 thanks for the information! I will send them an email and let you know what's the outcome.
Thanks again!
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Lostkiki
Joined: 08 Feb 2012
Posts: 5
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Thu Feb 09, 2012 02:44 AM
Hi guys, I do get a comment from HLS when I "tracked my status" and they requires me to provide a transcript of my exchange semester overseas.
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zemeckis07

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 100
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Thu Feb 09, 2012 02:47 AM
@Lostkiki Have you sent them what they required? Mine doesn't say that, probably because I didn't spend a semester overseas (though I wanted to. I couldn't because of work in court).
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Lostkiki
Joined: 08 Feb 2012
Posts: 5
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Thu Feb 09, 2012 02:50 AM
@Lostkiki Have you sent them what they required? Mine doesn't say that, probably because I didn't spend a semester overseas (though I wanted to. I couldn't because of work in court).


yes, on it and will send out soon. =)
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acBR
Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 52
Harvard 2012 decision
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:41 PM
I also didn't heard from HLS yet...
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MJON
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 19
Harvard 2012 decision
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:48 PM
@alito690: I'm also facing other law schools' deadlines, and I plan to ask HLS for an expedite decision. Did you send your e-mail? Have they answered?

[Edited by MJON on 20 Mar 2012]

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4thquarter
Joined: 02 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 13, 2012 08:55 AM
Did anyone else ask HLS for an early decision? I am thinking of it because I have 2 deadlines in February.

Is there anyone already granted an expedite request?
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-sparkle-
Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 13, 2012 05:10 PM
i haven't heard from them either.. my application was completed on jan 31st
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pipiripao
Joined: 11 Dec 2011
Posts: 97
Harvard 2012 decision
Mon Feb 13, 2012 07:26 PM
The thread-starter is incorrect. Going by the thread's from last year, the decision will come on the third week of march.

Good luck to all.
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lucifer
Joined: 05 Feb 2012
Posts: 14
Harvard 2012 decision
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:43 AM
@jjye right you are.just glanced though the posts for last year and noticed that unlike other universities, harvard never sent out anything before a certain date. i think i just imagined the proposition out of my own anxiety..
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kollaps
Joined: 16 Oct 2011
Posts: 78
Harvard 2012 decision
Thu Feb 16, 2012 09:27 AM
It seems that HLS always send out all decisions on March 21.
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MJON
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 19
Harvard 2012 decision
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:53 AM
According to Harvard, you should let them know if you are facing a deadline from another law school. So I did it. In very short time, they got back to me saying that Harvard cannot accelerate its admission process, and thus I should ask the other law schools for an extension of the deadline... Conclusion: don't waste your time! Harvard won't render an expedited decision.

[Edited by MJON on 20 Mar 2012]

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4thquarter
Joined: 02 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Harvard 2012 decision
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:54 PM
Conclusion: don't waste your time! Harvard won't render an expedited decision.


I am not sure about this. Although I don't know anyone personally who has been granted an expedite decision, I think, Harvard will actually do their best and sometimes give some indications. They would never offer the possibility of an expedite decision (on their faq/webpage), if not doing this actually. I think they may receive probably 20-30 e-mails/day and answer some of them with an expedite decision.
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zemeckis07

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 100
Harvard 2012 decision
Thu Feb 16, 2012 01:02 PM
@4thquarter You wrote what I was thinking of. Now what would be the criterion for Harvard to decide which people deserve "indications" and which people should wait a little longer and receive the results with everybody else?

Does Harvard only give people positive indications? And if so, should you freak out after receiving their "wait and receive your results with everybody else"?
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4thquarter
Joined: 02 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Harvard 2012 decision
Fri Feb 17, 2012 01:25 PM
I think it depends on wheater the graduate adimission committee already has reviewed the corresponding application. I guess they rate every application according to their (secret) key. If someone asks for an expedite decision, they will answer only positively, if the result of their internal evaluation is extremely high and therefore it is somehow clear, that the applicant will be invited later.
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